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Can Corrupted Excel File Be Recovered?


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#1 txselect

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 11:48 AM

Recently my hard drive crashed. I had a recovery company to restore the disk, but certain excel files will not open. When I checked the properties of the files, it indicates there is data there, 82 KB. Is there any chance of opening such files?

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 12:10 PM

What version of excel are you using, are they .xls files or something else (excel2007 uses .xslx for example).

If its .xls format, one simple thing you could try is to use an online conversion utility and change it to a different file format:
http://media-convert.com/

Another option is to try to open the file with a different "viewer":
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=EN

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 01:41 PM

Thanks for the quick reply.
Unfortunately, neither worked for me. I presume the data that is there is corrupt.

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 01:43 PM

I forgot to add I have Excel 2000. The file is .xls type.




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